asked Her Majesty's Government:What contribution they are making to a European Union catalogue for common standards for defence procurement. [HL1447]
The United Kingdom has been closely involved in this work, which although funded by the European Commission, is being managed by the European Standards Body CEN. The UK's direct contribution so far has been attendance at the CEN steering groups managing this work and providing a listing of our defence standards together with details of our national defence standardisation policies and procedures. In addition to this information, the UK has also provided members to a number of CEN expert groups who are investigating specific technology areas to identify best practices in the field of standardisation.